Closed Caption Data Extraction - Now Faster, Easier and Automatic

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Automatic Caption Extraction Increases Versatility of MacCaption and CaptionMaker Software

Closed captioning software company CPC greatly enhanced the productivity of its industry-leading MacCaption™ and CaptionMaker® file-based closed captioning software, with today’s release of the new QCC™ Multi-Format Import feature. This new tool extracts caption data from a variety of different video file formats, saving broadcasters and other caption providers time and money. The new tool reads captioning data from a huge variety of archived SD and HD video files.

The QCC Multi-Format Import will be demonstrated to the public at New York City’s Javits Center in booth 849 during the CCW Expo, Nov. 14 - 15 2012.

The new QCC Importer opens up many new possibilities for automatically converting broadcast TV data to SMPTE 2052 Timed Text, WebVTT, QuickTime CC for Apple iOS, iTunes, UltraViolet, YouTube, and other popular web closed captioning formats. CPC’s MacCaption and CaptionMaker software support scripting so that extraction can happen in an automated workflow. Plus, this data extraction tool will allow users to check their video files for caption data. This facilitates importing (retrieving/extracting) closed captions from the following file types:

.mpg .mpeg .m2v .mpv .ts .m2t .m2ts (MPEG-2 user data, line 21)

.mov .mp4 .m4v .3gp (QuickTime CC tracks, line 21)

.mxf (SMPTE 436m, MPEG-2 user data, line 21)

.gxf (MPEG-2 user data, line 21)

.lxf (MPEG-2 user data, line 21)

.avi .wmv (Line 21)

Jason Livingston, CPC Product Manager explains, "With this new feature we can now extract an even wider variety of closed captioning formats from more video file types than ever before, including cross-platform support for formats that were previously platform specific."

About CPC: Rockville, MD based CPC has been the captioning industry leader since 1986. CPC offers the most advanced closed captioning and subtitling software currently available, as well as the widest array of service options on the market, to organizations worldwide. For more information see

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